Wednesday, 26 September 2012

A Wilde Melodrama

Debbie Wiseman, a composer best known for her film music, has already had a few brushes with Oscar Wilde. She wrote the music for the film Wilde starring Stephen Fry. Her album, Oscar Wilde Fairy Tales, of music to accompany Wilde's fairy stories was nominated for a Grammy Award and was then turned into three animated films for Channel 4. On 19 October the British Art Music Series will be presenting her works live, with Wilde's stories being read aloud.

The BAM Consort, under conductor Hugh Brunt, will perform two of Debbie Wiseman's works. They will be joined by school children from Eltham College, Latymer Upper School and the London Oratory School. Over the music, Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and the Rose and The Selfish Giant will be read. The concert takes place at 7.30pm, Friday 19 October, 2012, at St. Pauls Church, Covent Garden. Tickets are £20 and the concert will raise funds for CCHF All About Kids.

Further details from the British Art Music Series website.

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